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East Asia Forum

Japan leans forward on China–Taiwan tensions

Japanese soldiers and US Marines train during a joint military drill between Japan Self-Defense Forces, French Army and US Marines, at the Kirishima exercise area in Ebino, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan, 15 May 2021 (Photo: Charly Triballeau/Pool via Reuters).

Author: Sheila A Smith, CFR Today Beijing has far greater military resources to bring to bear on its relations with its neighbours and increasing pressure on Taiwan’s defences by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has many in Washington and…